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Glaholt LLP is one of Canada’s most highly regarded construction law practices. The firm is industry focused and solution oriented. Firm members are involved at every stage of the construction process in all types of projects, including hydroelectric, cogeneration, wind power and alternative energy industries, refineries, process plants, commercial, residential and industrial developments, and all aspects of conventionally and alternatively financed urban infrastructure and renewal projects. Work includes both non-contentious and contentious matters, with advice provided, on risk management and contractual issues that may arise during the course of a project or in preparation of contract documentation. Experienced representation is provided in all types of proceedings, whether litigation, arbitration, mediation, adjudication, conciliation, dispute board or other ADR process and includes institutional, ad hoc and international construction and commercial arbitration. The firm also has a strong reputation in the areas of construction surety bonds, letters of credit and insurance claim and defence litigation. The firm has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV rating and members of the firm are consistently rated among the most respected practitioners in this area of the law.

The firm represents many of Canada’s leading owners, developers, contractors, sub-contractors, engineering firms, bonding companies and professional liability insurers, and receives referrals from other lawyers and firms. The firm’s lawyers and partners are widely published in construction law topics.

Other practice areas where firm members enjoy excellent reputations for the proficiency of their work include acting as defence counsel in proceedings before the Ontario Securities Commission, professional disciplinary hearings, and insolvency litigation.

FIRM MEMBERS

Duncan W. Glaholt, CArb: (E-mail: dwg@glaholt.com) Founder and partner of the leading nationally recognized construction law firm of Glaholt LLP. This firm is consistently rated one of Canada’s most highly recommended mid-sized construction law practices.  Mr. Glaholt is the recipient of the 2014 OBA Award of Excellence in Construction Law. Mr. Glaholt has been named one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the Construction Law category in The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada each year in which that category appeared in publication. Mr. Glaholt is an experienced arbitrator and mediator and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Mr. Glaholt is a founding Fellow and past President of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers, founding Fellow of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers, past editor of the Journal of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, an Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law at University of Toronto and is Certified by The Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Construction Law. He is the author of the annual Conduct of a Lien Action and Conduct of a Trust Action, co-author of the annual Annotated Ontario Construction Lien Act, co-author of Construction Builders’ and Mechanics’ Liens in Canada, co-author of Halsbury’s Laws of Canada, Construction and Halsbury’s Laws of Canada, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and co-author of The Law of ADR in Canada: An Introductory Guide. He is a frequent speaker and past Chair of the William Osler Health Centre.

Peter-Paul E. Du Vernet: (E-mail: ped@glaholt.com) Certified by LSUC as a Specialist in Civil Litigation. Counsel to the firm; admitted to the Bar in 1981. Education: University of Toronto Schools, University of Toronto, Trinity College (BA, 1976), Osgoode Hall Law School (LLB, 1979). Member of The Advocates’ Society, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Canadian Bar Association. Long time Instructor, Civil Procedure and Creditors Rights, The Law Society of Upper Canada Bar Admission Program. Extensive civil and commercial litigation practice in domestic and international arbitrations and before trial and appellate courts and tribunals in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada in actions, applications and administrative proceedings which include the following areas: construction; defamation, including internet and electronic publication; disciplinary prosecution and enforcement; insurance; professional negligence; real estate conveyance, development and leasing; receivership, bankruptcy, and insolvency; partnership, joint venture and shareholder disputes; and securities related proceedings, representing individuals, partnerships, trusts, private companies and public companies both domestic and international.

John Margie: (E-mail: jm@glaholt.com) Admitted to the Bar in 1995. Education: Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario (MBA, 2010); University of Wales, College of Cardiff (LLB, 1991). Mr. Margie is a Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers. Extensive experience in ICC construction arbitrations and in all aspects of construction law, particularly construction claims, liens and defences. Author of several articles including contributing author to the 2015 Journal of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers and the text Review of Construction Law: Recent Developments. Practice Areas: Construction Law, International and Domestic Construction Arbitration.

Brendan D. Bowles: (E-mail: bb@glaholt.com) Managing Partner. Certified as a Specialist in Construction Law by the LSUC. Admitted to the Bar in 2000, Ontario. Education: Queen’s University (BA, Hons., 1995), (LLB, 1998); Associate of Canadian Surety Bonding, Surety Association of Canada (2004). Former lecturer: George Brown College and Ryerson University courses in construction law. Extensive practice in all aspects of construction law, including construction contracts, claims, liens, surety and insurance. A frequent speaker and contributor to publications on construction. Member: The Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Bar Association (Construction Law Section Executive), and The Advocates’ Society. Practice Areas: Construction Law and Civil Litigation.

Keith A. Bannon: (E-mail: kb@glaholt.com) Admitted to the Bar in 2005. Education: University of Western Ontario (BA, Hons., 2000), University of Windsor (LLB, 2004). Co-Chair of the Construction Law Group of The Advocates’ Society and executive member of the OBA Construction Law Section. Lecturer: George Brown College Course in Construction Law. Author of several articles on a number of construction law subjects, including contract interpretation, trust claims,risk management. Contributing author to the text Review of Construction Law: Recent Developments. Practice Areas: Construction Law and Civil Litigation.

Andrea W.K. Lee: (E-mail: al@glaholt.com) Admitted to the Bar in 2006. Education: University of Toronto, Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design (BArch, 2002), Queen’s University (LLB, 2005). LEED AP. Member: The Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Bar Association (Construction Law Section), The Advocates’ Society, and Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Practice Areas: Construction Law and Civil Litigation.

Charles S. Powell: (E-mail: cp@glaholt.com) Admitted to the Bar in 2009. Education: Carleton University (BA, Hons. 2003), University of Reading, UK (LLB, 2006). Member: The Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Bar Association (Construction Law Section), The Advocates’ Society. Former Lecturer: George Brown College Course in Construction Law. A frequent speaker on a number of construction law subjects including construction liens, trust claims and bidding and tendering issues. Practice Areas: Construction Law and Civil Litigation.

Janice L. Quigg: (E-mail: jq@glaholt.com) Admitted to the Bar in 1995, Ontario. Education: University of Toronto (BA, Hons., 1988), (LLB, 1993); Past Chair, Ontario Bar Association, Construction and Infrastructure Law Section, Trustee of the Ontario Bar Association Foundation, Elected Council Member of the Ontario Bar Association, Council Member of the Canadian Bar Association. Former lecturer: George Brown College Course in Construction Law. Extensive practice in all aspects of construction law, including construction contracts, claims, liens, defences, surety and insurance. A frequent speaker and contributor to publications on construction. Practice Areas: Construction Law and Civil Litigation.

Michael Valo: (E-mail: mv@glaholt.com) Admitted to the Bar in 2011. Education: McGill University (BA, Great Distinction, 2007); University of Toronto (JD, 2010). Member: The Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Bar Association (Construction Law Section), American Bar Association and International Bar Association. Practice Areas: Construction Law and International Arbitration.

Jay Nathwani: (E-mail: jn@glaholt.com) Admitted to the Bar in 2010. Education: University of King’s College (BA, Hons., 2004), Queen’s University (MA, 2006), Dalhousie University (LLB, 2009). Member: The Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Bar Association (Construction Law and Civil Litigation Sections), and The Advocates’ Society (Vice-Chair, Construction Law Practice Group). Guest lecturer: George Brown College Course in Construction Law. Author of several articles on construction law subjects. Experience in a wide variety of complex construction disputes, including disputes releated to large public infrastructure projects. Experience in both arbitration and civil litigation, acting for owners, contractors and subcontractors in lien, trust, contract and tort actions. Practice Areas: Construction Law and Civil Litigation.

Lena H. Wang: (E-mail: lw@glaholt.com) Admitted to the Bar in 2013, Education: Cornell University (BSc, 2009), Osgoode Hall Law School (JD, 2012). Member: The Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Bar Association, The Advocates’ Society. Practice Areas: Construction law and Civil Litigation.

Max J. Gennis: (E-mail: mg@glaholt.com) Admitted to the Bar in 2015, Ontario. Education: McGill University (BA, Distinction, 2011); Osgoode Hall Law School (JD, 2014). Member: The Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Bar Association (Construction Law & Infrastructure Section and Civil Litigation Section) and The Advocates’ Society. Practice Areas: Construction Law and Civil Litigation.

Joshua Strub: (E-mail: js@glaholt.com) Admitted to the Bar in 2015. Education: The University of Western Ontario (BESc (Civil), 2014), The University of Western Ontario (JD, 2014). Member: The Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Bar Association. Practice Areas: Construction Law, International and Domestic Construction Arbitration.

Brennan M. Maynard: (E-mail: bm@glaholt.com) Admitted to the Bar in 2016, Ontario. Education: Queen’s University (JD, 2015) Member: The Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association, The Advocates’ Society. Practice Areas: Construction Law and Civil Litigation.


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Toronto, ON, Canada, M5H 3L5
Phone: (416) 368-8280
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